The course covers all aspects of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and examines the characteristics and nature of all exceptionalities with a targeted emphasis on students with mild disabilities receiving instruction in the general education setting, working toward the state-adopted curriculum content standards, and participating in the general achievement standards assessment. Additionally, the course equips students with an understanding of the history, philosophy, and psychology of teaching students with exceptionalities, including instructional best practices and the basic principles of teaching reading to students with disabilities in compliance with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission's new Foundations of Reading, Literacy, and Language rule (505-3-.03).The course meets the state requirement for a course in the Identification and Education of Exceptional Children by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and satisfies Georgia House Bill 671. Students must earn a grade of "B" or better in SPED 6715 or department approved alternative to fulfill the special education requirement of Georgia House Bill No. 671 and be recommended for educator certification in Georgia. The grade requirement of "B" or better is effective 07/01/2019.

Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00